Back in high school, one of our good friends, Murph’, came from a very strict religious household that did not take one bit to the devil’s music and, in fact, forbade rock'n'roll from being played in the house or listened to by any of the children.
This did not deter Murph’s undercover love affair with the Scorpions, Van Halen and particularly The Who. We jokingly likened Murph’s clandestine trysts with his transistor radio and smuggled tape cassettes in his room to teenagers and other young people in the Soviet bloc turning down the volume on their radio in order to secretly listen to Voice of America broadcasts during the Cold War. The sounds of freedom!
In related news, the NFL has decided to let The Who perform at half-time of the Super Bowl which we think is a fantastic idea. Last year, we nailed our prediction that Bruce would open with “Tenth Avenue Freezeout” and we’re predicting “My Generation” will be the opener at this year’s Super Bowl.
After that, the field’s wide open with many great songs from which to choose and over the next couple of weeks, between now and the Super Bowl, Radio KBwD will be featuring some of our favorite Who tunes with which you may not be entirely familiar…. like this one which was one of Murph’s favorites as well.
Murph’, wherever you are, this one’s for you.
“Tomatoes…. Potatoes…. Stew…”